We are delighted to invite you to a workshop in Liverpool on Wednesday 8 February 2017 examining the ways in which the history of slavery and its abolition have been explored within public history.
Museums, country houses, the streets we walk down and the places we call home – they all have stories to tell us about the past. The workshop programme will explore how different kinds of public historians and organisations have represented Britain’s historic role in both slavery and its abolition. Throughout the day we will hear from museum and heritage professionals, community historians and academics – there will be plenty of opportunities to ask them questions and join in the debate. There will be an open session for people to discuss new projects and ideas giving participants a chance to see how we might help each other and get involved. A walking tour of Liverpool will allow participants to see first hand how the history of slavery has shaped the city of Liverpool.
Registration is free and lunch and refreshments will be provided.
This event is funded by the British Academy and is a partnership between the International Slavery Museum, the Antislavery Usable Past project and the University of Nottingham.